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  1. Re: interesting article about converting classic cars to electric power

    This may be the way of the "future," and we may be going there. But no electric motor will ever have the sweet sound of a Healey exhaust. Or feel like a Healey does when running out of revs in 4th...
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    BN4 Longbridge door panel question

    It's time to start on the Longbridge BN4 interior now that the exterior trim is all in place. Before installing the new door panels, I have a probably dumb question. I have never seen a Longbridge...
  3. Re: BJ8 Leather interior - what pieces were leather/vinyl

    All good questions, that could also apply to the earlier models of the "Big Healey." Did Healey have a leather option and a vinyl option all the way through, or for particular models? The "leather"...
  4. Re: Piping for Aluminum Shut Pillar Finisher on Longbridge BN4 Cars - Yes or No?

    That makes sense. An excerpt on google from the Anderson and Moment book, says that the early 100-6 cars had the piping the same color as the primary interior color. So, I suppose that means that...
  5. Piping for Aluminum Shut Pillar Finisher on Longbridge BN4 Cars - Yes or No?

    Can anyone tell me if the early Longbridge BN4 cars originally had vinyl covered piping at the outside edge of the aluminum shut pillar finisher. This is the thin piping (about 1/8 inch) covered...
  6. Re: I canít remove Wire wheels from new hubs - help

    Speaking of applying heat, a little may help more than one thinks. It may not take an oxy-acetylene torch or even a propane torch to make things move.

    One of the great tools that I found a few...
  7. Re: I canít remove Wire wheels from new hubs - help

    It does sound as if you have a problem. My first thought is to wonder whether the wheels are correct for the hubs. Either that, or the hubs may be poor quality reproductions with incorrect...
  8. Re: Longbridge 100-6 Windshield Posts - Body Color or Silver?

    I understand what you guys are saying about the brackets and screws. Some screws did break off, even with soaking in penetrant and efforts to slowly work them back and forth.
    Fortunately, the...
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    Re: Bonnet Striker Pin Assembly

    Installing the hood (bonnet) striker assembly was one of the jobs undertaken today on the 100-6 reassembly project. I recalled reading the tip above about putting masking tape on the lower part and...
  10. Wanted 100-6 or early 3000 upper and lower grille opening pieces

    Looking for a better set of the upper and lower grille opening pieces for my 100-6 (the eyebrow that goes over the main grille and the thin strip that goes under the grille). The pieces I have look...
  11. Re: Longbridge 100-6 Windshield Posts - Body Color or Silver?

    Thanks everyone for helping clear this up. My BT7 also has body color windshield posts, but I recall seeing a discussion thread where some who posted thought that some cars came with the shiny...
  12. Re: Longbridge 100-6 Windshield Posts - Body Color or Silver?

    Thanks for the help. Based on that, I just completed sanding and priming the windshield posts. Hopefully, color and clear coat will go on tomorrow.

    healey106 - The manufacture date, according...
  13. Re: Longbridge 100-6 Windshield Posts - Body Color or Silver?

    Thank you for the suggestion and I will follow up on that. I also have a copy of the book by Anderson and Moment, but appear to have misplaced it.

    In the meantime, I would like to install the...
  14. Longbridge 100-6 Windshield Posts - Body Color or Silver?

    After a few years with little progress on this complete rotisserie restoration, final body work and paint happened this fall. The 1957 100-6 now sports new Colorado Red paint with black coves, as...
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    Re: Rig for storing chassis on its side

    Hook a couple of heavy web straps to the ceiling next to the wall (using I-bolt lag screws or something else well anchored to the rafters above) and suspend the frame from above. Buy a case of beer...
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    Re: In line fuses

    The only wiring that I ever saw smoking and burning up on a Healey was the wiring on the firewall related to the overdrive circuit. Brand new cloth covered (over vinyl) wiring too. Ouch! Still not...
  17. Re: Differences between BN2 and BN4 speedometer gears??

    Part numbers from faces:

    Black face dial from 100-4 - SN 6305/00 1325.
    White face dial from 100-6? -SN6155/21 980.
  18. Differences between BN2 and BN4 speedometer gears??

    The speedometer on the 1956 100-4 BN2 had issues. It looked fine but was disconnected when I bought the car. On hooking it up, I found that the needle bounced and floated all the way up to 120 mph,...
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    Re: Passing of Marty Jansen

    Condolences to the family and friends. I never met Martin, but did speak to him several times on the phone. He took the time and had the patience to speak with strangers like me, and I appreciated...
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    Re: Questions about a barn find

    Good point. When everyone wants an electric car, interest in our fine old gasoline powered cars may well decline.
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    Re: Questions about a barn find

    A similar thing is also happening with Porsche 928s, although they still have a long way to go before catching up with the value of the earlier air cooled 911s. Lately, much of my time has been...
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    Re: Questions about a barn find

    It does sound as if the car should bring much more than the offer mentioned. One can also question whether the early 100-6 cars really are worth less than many of the later Healeys. Many owners...
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    Re: Battery - BJ8

    Maybe I shouldn't admit this, but my BJ7 currently has a Kubota tractor battery. Except for the Kubota label, it looks as if it belongs. The original battery in the 1999 Kubota wouldn't turn over...
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    Re: Gas additive, Lead Substitute - BJ8

    I have heard that the original valves on engines from the '60s and earlier will not last long with lead-free gasoline, and that one should add a lead substitute/additive. For engines that received...
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    Re: Nice 100 fastback coupe

    To my eyes, Donald's coupe and the one shown by Dougie have the most pleasing shape. Their lines blend well with the original design. And the rear side windows that open likely provide much needed...
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